I’ve always kept a list of all the things I would ideally like to do, not to be morbid – but, before I die. It’s an ever growing list and probably will be impossible to actually complete, especially since I’m thinking of new things to do all of the time. But it’s always good to have goals and dreams, am I right?

So here follows my ever-growing bucket list. It may look different in a month, or even faster than that – but that’s the point of a life in progress.

If you can help me out with any of the items on this list, please let me know!





Life Goals:

  • Buy a new house
  • Publish a book
  • Skydive – DONE
  • Zipline
  • Ride a world breaking roller coaster –DONE
  • Learn to Swim
  • See the Northern Lights
  • name a Star
  • Find the name for an African ancestor in my bloodline
  • Attend an Ohio State vs Michigan football game
  • Eat something scary! DONE
  • Become fluent in a second language
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Get a tattoo – DONE

United States:

  • Visit all 50 states
  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the White House
  • Climb to the crown in the Statue of Liberty
  • Vacation in  Hawaii
  • Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • See the Kentucky Derby live at Churchill Downs
  • Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
  • Road trip the Florida Keys
  • Redwood trees in California
  • Visit Death Valley
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park
  • Rent a cabin in the Great Smokey Mountains
  • Spend New Years Eve In Time Square, NYC
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit Niagara Falls
  • Visit the African American Museum, Washington DC


  • See the Pyramids of Egypt
  • Visit Cameroon
  • Visit Ghana
  • Visit The Great Wall of China
  • See Thailand
  • See Italy
  • See Spain
  • See the Eiffel Tower –DONE
  • See Buckingham Palace –DONE
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Attend Carnival in Brazil
  • Fly over Victoria Falls
  • Go on a Safari in South Africa
  • Mount Everest
  • Attend Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan
  • Volunteer with Pandas, in China
  • See the biblical sites in Jerusalem
  • Visit all 7 continents